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Viewers are shocked when Ruth Langsford appears to be ignoring Alison Hammond during the TV connection


Ruth Langsford and Alison Hammond had to interact with each other on Wednesday morning – the first encounter between the two women since it was revealed that the former was replaced by the latter.

And viewers used social media to describe it as a bit "awkward".

Alison, 45, co-hosted the show with Phillip Schofield and had to connect live to the Loose Women studio – another show that Ruth puts on.

Face to Face: Ruth Langsford and Alison Hammond had to interact with each other on Wednesday morning

Meanwhile, Ruth, 60, said hello to Phil, but seemed to be berating Alison – without mentioning her. Alison just waved softly as she watched.

Any surprise that could result in the news that Ruth and her husband Eamonn Holmes will be replaced by Alison and Dermot O'Leary, 47, on This Morning's Friday show.

Responses from Twitter included one person who commented, “Ruth spoke to Phil this morning and ignored Alison. Embarrassing! & # 39;

First encounter: This was the first time the two women have spoken since it became known that Alison had replaced Ruth

First encounter: This was the first time the two women have spoken since it became known that Alison had replaced Ruth

& # 39; Awkward & # 39 ;: Alison, 45, co-hosted the show with Phillip Schofield and had to connect live to Loose Women Studio - another show that Ruth is presenting

& # 39; Awkward & # 39 ;: Alison, 45, co-hosted the show with Phillip Schofield and had to connect live to Loose Women Studio – another show that Ruth is presenting

Another wrote: & # 39; A little awkward that Alison presented #ThisMorning today and then Ruth shows up at Loose Women! & # 39;

Someone else referred to it as "drama" while others re-expressed their feelings about the presentation of the utterances.

One suggested deleting Phil and the usual co-star Holly Willoughby, while someone else claimed Alison could stay, but Dermot was a bad choice.

Ruth returned to Loose Women for the first time since she and her husband Eamonn Holmes were removed from their Friday slot on Tuesday morning.

The broadcaster made no mention of the reported ax when she co-directed the show with journalist Jane Moore, presenter Janet Street-Porter and singer Brenda Edwards, who appeared on the podium from home.

Hosts Ruth and Eamonn are believed to be "angry and upset" when they leave the daily streak as they make room for the first permanent black host, Alison and X Factors Dermot.

Brave Face: Ruth made her return to Loose Women for the first time since she and her husband Eamonn Holmes were removed from their Friday slot on Tuesday morning

Brave Face: Ruth returned to Loose Women for the first time since she and her husband Eamonn Holmes were removed from their Friday slot on Tuesday morning

The host was happy when the panel discussed the training from the sofa and raved about their respective partners.

Ruth introduced the unique form of the exercise and said, “We all feel a bit slumped at the moment, but don't worry, we have a lockdown sofa!

"We have top trainer Dan Hooper who shows you how to train without getting you off the couch!"

The media personality later discussed how she could get the "flutter" for her colleague and long-time partner Eamonn, whom she married in June 2010 after a 13-year relationship.

Pushing the drama aside: The broadcaster didn't mention the reported ax (pictured with her Eamonn earlier this month)

Pushing the drama aside: The broadcaster didn't mention the reported ax (pictured with her Eamonn earlier this month)

In with the new: According to reports, the "angry and angry" presenters will now be replaced with the show's first black presenter, Alison and Dermot (pictured this summer).

In with the new: According to reports, the "angry and angry" presenters will now be replaced by the show's first black presenter, Alison and Dermot (pictured this summer).

Push Forward: The presenter ran the show along with journalist Jane Moore, presenter Janet Street-Porter, and singer Brenda Edwards, who appeared on the podium from their home

Push Forward: The presenter ran the show along with journalist Jane Moore, presenter Janet Street-Porter, and singer Brenda Edwards, who appeared on the podium from their home

"I love it when he wears his glasses and looks intelligent": The host was happy when the panel discussed the training from the sofa and raved about their respective partners

One Ruth, in love, enthused: “I love it when he wears his glasses and looks intelligent. I think that's a nice thought to say about your husband.

The TV star recently spoke about grafting and finding fame for her This Morning roles without being on a reality show.

Ruth told Mirror & # 39; s Notebook magazine that in an interview given in early October before the news went out, she and Eamonn put the "work" into getting where they are today.

Ruth said, “We set the job. We didn't do a reality show and got an overnight job on television. We got through the ranks.

& # 39; Eamonn was only 19 when he started. And he did the teatime news in Belfast during The Troubles. It was heavy stuff. And now he has an OBE for broadcast services. & # 39;

Little did the TV stars know they were being dropped, and had recently wiped ax rumors.

On Monday, Alison announced that she had landed her own podcast and tweeted, “You know what? @ITV gave me my own podcast – My Life In TV. & # 39;

"I will immerse myself in the favorite moments and memories of famous faces like Emily Atack, Joel Dommett, AJ Odudu, Mo Gilligan and Olivia Attwood."

Responses from Twitter included one person who commented, “Ruth spoke to Phil this morning and ignored Alison. Embarrassing! & # 39;

Responses from Twitter included one person who commented, “Ruth spoke to Phil this morning and ignored Alison. Embarrassing! & # 39;

Job: Alison announced that she has got another job at ITV with a new podcast

Job: Alison announced that she has got another job at ITV with a new podcast

Alison and Dermot will take on the long-standing presentation roles of Eamonn and Ruth on the popular ITV chat show – a role they previously held for 14 years.

Alison rose to fame as a candidate for Big Brother in 2002 and has since forged a hugely successful television career.

This came after Eamonn allegedly alleged online trolls planned to fire him hours before reports surfaced that he and Ruth were deposed from This Morning.

Speaking to fans on a Belfast Live Facebook group, the broadcaster stated that it was "stressful" to know that trolls could be "fired" on "live television" according to the Daily Mirror.

New appearance: On Monday, Alison announced that she had landed her own podcast and tweeted, “You know what? @ITV gave me my own podcast - My Life In TV & # 39;

New Appearance: On Monday Alison announced that she had landed her own podcast and tweeted, “You know what? @ITV gave me my own podcast – My Life In TV & # 39;

Absolute symbol: ITV confirmed the news on its own Twitter account and wrote; "Yeah, that's right. We're starting a brand new podcast hosted by the absolute icon @AlisonHammond & # 39 ;.

Absolute symbol: ITV confirmed the news on its own Twitter account and wrote; "Yeah, that's right. We're starting a brand new podcast hosted by the absolute icon @AlisonHammond & # 39 ;.

It is believed that Eamonn made the comments just a day before reports surfaced that he and his wife, Ruth, were deposed from This Morning.

Eamonn said: “People say it's duck-back water, but people wake up knowing they can fire you … that's the thing about live TV. It can be very stressful. & # 39;

In the past few weeks Eamonn has been telling friends about his fear that he is too "pale, stale and manly" to be on the ITV show, which has led to criticism for not being diverse enough.

Eamonn and Ruth are said to have been "disappointed and devastated" by the latest news as they "loved" their stay that morning.

Host: After Alison, 45, and Dermot O & # 39; Leary (47) started out as innkeepers for the past few months, it was recently announced that they would take over the Friday slot usually presented by Eamonn and Ruth

Host: After Alison, 45, and Dermot O & # 39; Leary (47) started out as innkeepers for the past few months, it was recently announced that they would be taking over the Friday slot usually presented by Eamonn and Ruth

The duo will continue to host the ITV show Monday through Thursday during the schools' six-week summer vacation.

Fern Britton, 63, who hosted the popular daytime show between 1999 and 2009, took to Twitter after the big news and said, "Oh no?"

The presenter also tweeted: "That doesn't change the fact that Alison Hammond is a superstar who deserves the world. Overlooked by ITV for far too long, this is their moment. & # 39;

The news of the new line-up comes just five months after This Morning editor Martin Frizell told staff that he was planning to hire a black presenter.

Trolling: Eamonn allegedly claimed trolls planned to fire him before reports surfaced that he and Ruth were deposed from This Morning

Trolling: Eamonn allegedly claimed trolls planned to fire him before reports surfaced that he and Ruth were deposed from This Morning

During a video conference with staff in June, he said, “There is no black presenter on any of the programs today. We plan to change that, we (this morning) check it out. & # 39;

Alison, who first appeared as a contestant in Big Brother, and Dermot impressed both viewers and ITV bosses when they covered for main hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that summer.

And Eammon and Ruth have been assured that they will remain "part of the This Morning Family" and will likely be asked to report if other presenters are on vacation.

On Saturday night, a source on This Morning told This Morning: “Ruth and Eamonn have been on the show for 14 years and it has been very sad and disappointing for them to be told that they are no longer wanted.

"They love it and the viewers love them, but times on the show change and they were the victims."

Sure: While it is reported that she no longer shows This Morning, Ruth remains a regular panelist on Loose Women (pictured last week).

Sure: While it is reported that she no longer shows This Morning, Ruth remains a regular panelist on Loose Women (pictured last week).

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